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Afghan Taliban Make First Confirmed Contact with Government

Pakistani officials confirm a high level Afghan delegation held peace negotiations with leaders of the Taliban insurgency Tuesday in Islamabad.   Afghanistan’s presidential palace also tweeted, “A delegation from the High Peace Council of Afghanistan has traveled to Pakistan for negotiations with the Taliban.”   No details of the talks are immediately available, but the meeting is the first direct contact between President Ashraf Ghani’s national unity government and the...

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